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POSTED 05/13/2011

rong>Adimec expands high-performance QUARTZ CMOSIS Camera Series with a Camera Link®-8 tap only version, the Q-4A150, to enhance cost/performance options for Camera Link-based systems

Latest offering delivers 4 megapixels resolution and Adimec quality with acquisition speeds exceeding 8 tap Camera Link Full systems.

Adimec, a world leader in application-specific, leading-edge industrial camera solutions, today introduced the latest member of its CMOSIS based QUARTZ Series, the Q-4A150. The four-megapixel camera combines the performance benefits of CMOS technology with Adimec True Accurate Imaging® quality, while reducing overall systems cost. It is designed for inspection and metrology applications that require cost-effective high frame rates without loss of measurement accuracy. The Q-4A150 has a sustained frame rate of 157 frames per second (fps) using an 8 tap Camera Link frame grabber, and reaches 180 fps in burst acquisition mode. This allows 10 tap frame rates in Camera Link 8 tap configurations, eliminating the cost and implementation issues of moving to a new configuration.

“The Q-4A150 fills a void in the high-end camera market with a solution that delivers very high performance without the need for more expensive interface configurations, such as moving to a 10-tap Camera Link frame grabber. By decoupling the acquisition speed of the sensor with the interface speed, system developers are able to maximize the speeds they can achieve without increasing infrastructure upgrade costs,” said Marcel Dijkema, strategic product manager at Adimec.

Based on the Adimec True Accurate Imaging technology, the Q-4A150 camera delivers CCD-like image quality with 4 megapixel images at 150 fps sustained. While Camera Link Full is limited by 157 fps at 4 megapixels, the burst mode of the Q-4A150 delivers up to 180 full frames per second. This buffered pipeline architecture provides the flexibility to optimize on speed, field of view, and image quality. The Q-4A150 still offers a range of image-enhancing processing features, like flat field correction (FFC), shot noise improvement and many other Adimec image corrections.

The flat field correction has advanced capabilities for better image uniformity, like color support, in-field-calibration and multiple stored FFC sets for multiple lens system calibrations. The added shot noise reduction delivers a camera improvement of up to 12 dB compared to the CMOS image sensor performance. The new camera also offers an HDR mode (90 dB) for large scene dynamic capture capabilities. All image processing is done in real time to enable high measurement accuracy without impacting the frame rate. 

The Q-4A150 camera is available in monochrome or color models, and offers optional near infrared (NIR) capabilities. Solutions with anti-reflection coatings are supported to maximize the application accuracy.

About Adimec
Adimec specializes in the development and manufacturing of high-performance cameras that meet the application-specific requirements of key market segments, including machine vision, medical imaging, and outdoor imaging. Founded in 1992, the company partners with major OEMs around the world to facilitate the creation of industry-leading cameras. Its products meet a wide range of performance, size, cost, interface and application requirements and its Adimec True Accurate Imaging® technology provides new levels of precision and accuracy to vision systems. Adimec has offices around the world focused on creating customer value and satisfaction through local, personalized support.
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